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    Can anyone tell me how you would code "Laparoscopy omental patch, repair of gastric perforation? Thanks to everyone ahead of time.

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    I would use unlisted code 49329 (unlisted lap code) for the omentum harvesting (it is billable) equivilant open is 49905. Then I would use 43659 (unlisted lap stomach code) for the gastrorrhaphy. equivilant open is 43840. I ran both thru our scrubber (equiv open codes) no bundling issue. We charge 130% of equiv open procedure. Hope this helps!!!

    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    I would code this the same as Jaime.

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    Thank you both, we are all on the same page. I just was second guessing myself and wanted some other opinions. Great to have a place to kick ideas around.

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